A kids'-eye view of the fair

The sheer size of crowds, rides, choices — most things at the fair — can exhilarate and overwhelm the smaller fairgoer. 

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Leo Vang, 2, and his sister Molly Vang, 6, of Inver Grove Heights confronted a staggering array of prizes on the midway.
Jenny Lee, 3, and her brother Bruce Lee, 4, of Forest Lake, admired a sheep.
Two-year-old Eddie Hoeschen of Duluth rode on his grandpa Kevin Hoeschen's shoulders as they walked through a thick crowd at the State Fair.
The swings on the kidway still look mighty high from a kid's perspective.
Annie Larson of St. Paul gave her unicorn a ride, and her dad, Jay Larson, carried them both.
Five-year-old Iris Vang of St. Paul got a boost from her mom to pat a horse with a head bigger than most kindergartners.
Ester Swanson, 5, of Stillwater gripped her roasted corn as she was pushed through a sea of knees.
Moses Akpaette, 2, of St. Paul made a "vroom, vroom" sound as he rode a motorcycle on a carousel at the fair.
Claire Grundy, 6, of Princeton enjoyed a cone of cotton candy.
Adilah Black, 8, of Robbinsdale ended up draped over her dad’s shoulder, exhausted.